New Global Voices Post: Blogger D.Shipilov Convicted of “Insulting a State Official”

I’ve posted a new article to RuNet Echo at Global Voices. Here’s the introduction: Earlier this week, on April 3, 2012, a Kemerovo court convicted blogger Dmitri Shipilov of violating Article 319 of the Criminal Code, “insulting a state official in public.” As a result, he was sentenced to eleven months of community service, with ten percent …

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Oleg Kashin’s Manic Depression

  In Russia these days, the sky seems to be falling even more than usual. In mid-March, INSOR (the Institute of Contemporary Development) came out with its annual report on Russia’s political future, advocating its patented brand of Medvedevian liberal reform. This produced the usual bubble of chatter, and would likely have faded into oblivion …

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